BOC, the UK’s biggest industrial and medical gases business and a member of The Linde Group, is supporting the Nectar Business Small Business Awards 2014. Now in its sixth year, the Awards are a great way for companies and individuals to boost their business and to have their achievements recognised.
Nathan Palmer, BOC’s Director of Bulk and Packaged Gases at BOC, is a member of the judging panel for this year’s Awards, which will comprise the following categories:
Small Business of the Year
Innovation of the Year
Entrepreneur of the Year
Tradesperson of the Year
Home Grown Business of the Year
Contribution to the Community.
Nathan Palmer commented: “I feel honoured to have been invited to join the judging panel for these prestigious Awards. The past winners are very impressive and I look forward to the opportunity to review the entries and gain insight into the diverse mix of small businesses in the UK and the many facets that make them successful. I’m sure that there are things that we at BOC can learn from them”.
Nathan will be joined on the judging panel by respected industry figures including Karren Brady CBE, one of the UK’s leading businesswomen, Will Shuckburgh, managing director of Nectar, Richard Carvell of Viking and 2013 winner and founder of Goody Good Stuff, Melissa Burton.
Prize packages for the winners include £2,000 and 50,000 nectar points, the opportunity to join a round table event with Awards judge Karren Brady as well as nationwide publicity for the winning businesses. The winner of the category Contribution to the Community Award will be decided by public vote, from a shortlist selected by the judges.
The Awards are open for entries until 30 April 2014 and entry is free. For more details visit: www.nectar.com/dynamic/smallbusiness